10-13-2015 06:54 AM
- Careful! Getting out of iCloud can be tricky. First of all, back up your stuff! When you "log out" of iCloud, any data that iOS thinks belongs to that iCloud ID gets deleted from your device. Well not exactly. It asks you first. If you say delete, it lets you log out. If you say don't delete, you are stuck logged in. The good news is the sync is very fast so if you "log out" and everything is gone, if you "log back in" everything comes back in mere seconds.
What sort of problems are you having? I have found iCloud to be "perfect" at syncing my information among my iOS devices and my Mac. Perhaps there is something you are trying to do that is throwing a monkey wrench into things. For one thing, Apple tries to force you to use the same Apple ID for iCloud and iTunes. I say this is optional for a good reason and I keep mine separate. Apple allows multiple users to share an AppleID but this can create confusion when one users' phone contacts and calendar entries start showing up on the other users' devices.01-23-2012 05:21 PMLike 1
Can photos be saved or downloaded from a shared photo stream?
Yes. Once photos are shared, anyone who can view the shared photo stream can download and keep the photos permanently.
On a device using iOS 6 or later, you can save photos to the Camera Roll. On a Mac, using iPhoto 9.4 or Aperture 3.4, you can save photos from the shared stream to your local Photo Library or any other location on your Mac. On a Windows PC, you can copy photos from a shared photo stream to any folder. On the web, photos can be downloaded directly to your computer from the detail view of each photo.
Last edited by JustMe'D; 03-24-2013 at 09:19 PM.03-24-2013 03:40 PM
- Here is another useful article for future reference.
iOS: Importing personal photos and videos from iOS devices to your computer03-26-2013 11:14 AM
- 03-29-2013 12:22 PM
- there are only two options under my name: acct settings & sign out. Where are you finding "Advanced" ? and are these instructions for deleting Photo Stream or iCloud entirely. i cannot delete iCloud off my iPhone 4. I click "delete account" and hangs at "deleting..." for hours and then closes settings. i also cannot "turn off" calendar on iPhone. I fear both this issues are eating away at my battery life. Battery depleting 2% every minute.09-18-2013 05:55 PM
- I bought a iPad almost a year ago after the loss of my father at the funeral home someone stole mine and about three months later god blessed me with one, now I purchased this from a pawn shop and it still had the young ladies information in it her iCloud so without this I can't do anything with it googled and made a Apple ID so I can use the iPad but don't want to have to loose all my games and pictures please someone help......11-04-2014 02:35 PM
- My answer is to get rid of the iPhone. This is my last iPhone. We have had 6 in our family over the years. We also have a macbook Pro. The 5s has been a complete pain between the cloud and the accumulation of messages. It drops messages. It drops phone calls. It has a short battery life.
On one visit to the Genius Bar, the person helping downloaded to the cloud (which happened to be down at the time). It partially restored later in the evening, but I lost notes and other things on the phone.
My first two iPhones were great. They were simple, interfaced with my MacBook Pro. Then I upgraded---UGH.
The latest versions may be great for people who want to waste a lot of times with frills, selfies, and games, but I don't have that kind of time.
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- Remove an iOS device or Mac by turning off Find My iPhone
Remove a device from Find My iPhone by turning off Find My iPhone on the device.
On an iOS device: Go to Settings > iCloud, then tap to turn off Find My [device].
On a Mac: Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click iCloud, then deselect Find My Mac.
Note: You can also remove your device by turning off iCloud completely on that device. Turning off iCloud turns off all iCloud features on the device.
Remove an iOS device or Mac on which you can’t turn off Find My iPhone
If you can’t turn off Find My iPhone on the device, turn off the device so it goes offline, then remove it from Find My iPhone on iCloud.com.
Note: You can also remove your iOS device by first erasing it—just follow the instructions below for removing an iOS device you don’t have. You can later restore the device from an iCloud or iTunes backup.
Turn off the device you want to remove.
Sign in to icloud.com/#find on another computer with your Apple ID (the one you use with iCloud).
If you’re using another iCloud app, click the app’s name at the top of the iCloud.com window, then click Find My iPhone.
If you don’t see Find My iPhone on iCloud.com, your account just has access to iCloud web-only features. To gain access to other iCloud features, set up iCloud on your iOS device or Mac.
Click All Devices, select the offline device, then click Remove from Account. If you don’t see Remove from Account, click All Devices again, then click the Delete button next to the device.
If the device comes online again, it will reappear in Find My iPhone. If your device reappears, turn off Find My iPhone on the device (follow the instructions above for removing a device by turning off Find My iPhone), or if it’s an iOS device and you no longer have it, follow the instructions below for removing an iOS device you no longer have.03-16-2015 02:13 PM
- In trying to find a way of syncing calendar information from i-cal on my i-mac with my windows phone I was persuaded to open an i-cloud account.
I now find that there is no easy way of achieving the sync I wanted so wish to close my i-cloud account as I have no wish to store my stuff anywhere but on my desk-top.
However it appears that now my calendar and contacts info have been put onto i-cloud and if I log out of i-cloud I can no longer access them.
Is there any way to get my info back on my machine so I can kill i-cloud.
I just have this one apple device which is backed up with time machine so have no need or desire to have my stuff out there somewhere on other peoples servers waiting to be hacked.08-30-2015 09:15 AM
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